Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Quick Getaway

As you all know, my hubby is home with us this week for Thanksgiving and if you didn't know, he made a major career change about a month and a half ago and took a job in Denver.  I've been home holding the fort down by myself and he stays in Denver 3 weeks and is home 1 week out of the month. 

So Monday, we are in the living room kind of watching a movie and kind of talking.  Mollee is gossiping loudly on the phone, Jorden is going on about his new job, Mikey is on the couch strumming a guitar, Jon is kicking his new car (the one he bought for $250 on Friday and it's now broke down in the driveway), Ayla's 9 puppies are in the kitchen crying and walking all over the place. Mike looks at me and says "Let's go. Call Grand Casino and reserve a room, make it a suite!" I'm like....ummmmm...okay??  Ten minutes later, we were packed and in the car heading north. LOL

The suite was beautiful and had a 4 person jacuzzi, which of course we filled with bubbles. lol  We had a blast were relaxed, peaceful and reconnected.  I even managed to win $250 in the casino! All was romantic and wonderful til 12:30 a.m., that's when we got the call.

Mollee snuck out to hang out with people shes not allowed to be around and came home at 1:00 a.m. with them and she was drunk. She was down by the highway crying and carrying on because Jorden told us what she did.  Then she lied to Mike and said she hadn't been drinking.  Two hours on the phone later, Mike yelling, me crying, both of us had headaches, all the relaxation wiped out, we fell into bed at 3:00 a.m. That girl!!! I swear, will she ever get it together?!?

Then we drove home talking about what to do with her and worrying about it for an hour and a half.  Got home and had to sit down with her and figure out a game plan.  10:30 last night, I yelled "oh shit!"  We hadn't gone to the store and bought Thanksgiving dinner yet!!! LOL  So off we all went, all 6 of us to the grocery store at 10:30 at night.  Half way through shopping Mike says he's going to run over to Target. 

"What? No wait!"

"I'll be right back, I promise.  I bet I'm back before you even get to the checkout."

"ummmmm okay"

As I'm standing in line with a full cart waiting to check out, in the door walks Mike with a box.  He walks up and hands it to me. In the box is the brand new very cool coffeemaker I've been wanting.

"What the heck??? What is this for?? You just randoming go to Target in the middle of our shopping and bring me a coffeemaker?"

"Yup. Happy Birthday, I'm sorry I forgot your birthday and I know you've been wanting this."

Well bust my buttons!!! I flung my arms around him right at the checkout, amongst the kids and hugged and kissed him.  This was so sweeeeeeeet!!

So now my 25 lb frozen turkey is sitting in the sink and I'm hoping it thaws by tomorrow morning.

I was on puppy duty last night so I got a whopping 3 hours of sleep, coffee in hand from my new coffeemaker and  Fox News on the TV and I'm ready to begin a new day.  Oh well...at least we got about 8 hours of alone time, at this point in our lives, that's alot! lol

Happy Thanksgiving to all my blogger friends!! Have a safe and wonderful holiday and don't forget to wear sweatpants at the dinner table! :)

turkey Pictures, Images and Photos

15 comments:

Theta Mom said...

Wearing sweats to the table, awesome! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Great that you've got your hubby home for the holiday. ;)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Great story, it almost turned into a nice little get away! That's so sweet about the coffee maker, we gals love a good cup of coffee and nothing goes better with that coffee than blogging!

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Kimi @ SoManyKidsSoLittleTime said...

Oh man. The joys of motherhood right!!

I know how you feel trying to function on zero sleep. Between the baby and the puppy I'm sleepwalking through my day.

thanks for visiting my blog.
Kimi

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Sweats to the table..such a ThetaMom. What a great surprise too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Mrsblogalot said...

Mine will never thaw I just know it! Have a great Thanksgiving Tamara!!
oxoxoxMelyssa

Matty said...

Family life at it's best. The good, the bad and the ugly. Been there, done that.

Hope that turkey thaws. Enjoy your holidays.

Amy said...

Well you did have a wild night/day. I am glad you got to talk to your family and get the coffee maker. What kind of puppies do you have? I think you told me before I just do not know.. Have a great day.

I Wonder Wye said...

Whew! That's quite a roller coaster ride! Glad hubby's home, that the coffee's brewing hot and tasty, that the turkey's unthawing, and that you're all safe and celebrating together! Thank you so much for finding my blog! I will come again when the madness of the holiday is over!

Nikki said...

Hi! thanks for stopping by my country lakehouse blog:) I am following you now too! Your family sounds wonderful and fun and adventurous! I hope you're daughter is doing well, I know how it can be to be a rebellious and confused teen, don't worry, she'll get through it!!!! I know lots of friends who didn't rebel at all and rebelled later when they were in college, and then had BIG problems, so hopefully now that won't happen with her! Happy Thanksgiving!

Domestically Challenged said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Mighty M said...

We have the best husbands!!

Carol said...

What a wild couple days! I sure do hope that after you make that wonderful turkey dinner the kids will clean the kitchen.
Maybe you and Hubby can sneak off and have a few quiet moments before all hell breaks loose again!

Amo said...

I'm glad you got some alone time with your husband. He sounds like a really great guy! I hope your turkey thawed out in time! I enjoy your blog so much!

Foursons said...

Hahhahaha- this so sounds like my life. Kids always seem to get in the middle of a great time and ruin it. *sigh* I'm glad I know how Thanksgiving dinner turned out since I'm reading your blog backwards.

And kudos to your hubby for buying the coffee maker!

Diane said...

your husband sounds like a total sweetheart!

sorry to hear about your daughters troubles. hope things turn around for her. sometimes we have to make a lot of mistakes before we get it.

hope your turkey thawed out!!